(5:26) I will tell you, there are the forces that will always fight against us. You see it on TV every day. The folks who believe that the government and your tax dollars are their personal piggy bank to play with and to social engineer. We've got to send a strong message in the last three days, especially to the New Jersey Education Association. It is time to send a strong message.
Here the rubes who are actually working for this man applaud him. Poor suckers: they actually think he's going to cut their taxes. Hardly.
The fact is we all want great public schools and we're all willing to invest in them. I care about that and so do you.
That is a demonstrable lie. Christie has failed to meet his constitutional obligations and fully fund public schools, as required by law, four years in a row. The Supreme Court had to force him to fund schools in his first year; he then had the gall to run around and claim he was increasing school spending. Now the school funding gap is wider then ever.
And, on top of everything else, Christie has refused to say how he will pay to meet the eventual $5.5 billion in pension obligations he has now that his pen-ben "reforms" - which he touts every chance he gets - are in place. Meanwhile, health costs are skyrocketing, but he hasn't done anything to rein them in. I still haven't decided whether, on the issue of pensions and benefits, Christie is a liar, a fool, or both.
Given his incoherence and mendacity, what choice does Chris Christie have but to go after the NJEA? He certainly doesn't have a real plan to help the schools that serve our poorest children, let alone save our great schools that serve children not in poverty. And going after teachers satiates his increasingly apparent misogyny quite well.
Chris Christie goes after the NJEA because he is a fraud with no serious plans for the future other than running for president. Teachers and parents, you were warned: if this man wins on Tuesday, we are in for another four years of disgusting teacher and school bashing. Is that what you really want?
Four more years of this?